Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts:<br> Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured<br> Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed<br> By hymns of praise. From him alone of all<br> The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.

Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts:<br> Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured<br> Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed<br> By hymns of praise. From him alone of all<br> The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.